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  • Van crashes into store, thieves make off with merchandise

    CHICAGO – Chicago police say thieves using a minivan as a battering ram crashed into a Best Buy store in Chicago and made off with several items.
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Quinn’s last week: Prospects uncertain for special session

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn enters his final days in office with a last speech and special legislative session on the agenda, but it’s unclear whether fe ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Incoming Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs marks swearing-in with community project

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — Incoming state treasurer Mike Frerichs will celebrate his inauguration by helping on a community-service project and hosting receptio ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 9:20 am
  • $26M set aside to buy land for parks in Illinois

    OAK PARK — An investment of $26 million by taxpayers will allow communities across Illinois to buy land for parks and improve recreation.
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 9:18 am
  • Former Arcola horse barn becomes a house

    ARCOLA – When Jeff and Lisa Edwards built a pole-barn 14 or so years ago for her two horses and a colt they boarded they never thought they would end ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Lincoln loss: Attendance dips at Springfield sites

    SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and the end of the Civil War, attendance is down a ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court to hear pension reform bill

    How the Illinois Supreme Court rules on the pension reform law will have profound effects on the troubled state budget and the taxpayers who fund it.
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Illinois doctor suspended for sexual misconduct

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois regulators have disciplined a Springfield psychiatrist for alleged sexual misconduct with a female patient.
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Police: Fake $100 bills surface in central Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Police in central Illinois have announced instances in which high-quality counterfeit $100 bills have surfaced.
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Driver accused of striking Chicago officer charged

    CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago man accused of striking a police officer with a stolen van has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Westmont senior citizen sexually assaulted, robbed

    WESTMONT – Police say a man sexually assaulted a senior citizen at gunpoint in her suburban Chicago home before forcing her to drive to an ATM and wit ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Illinois policemen rescue swan trapped in ice

    WINTHROP HARBOR – Some valiant police officers spent part of New Year’s Day freeing a swan trapped by Lake Michigan ice.
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Police: Waukegan man kills woman in front of her daughter

    CHICAGO – A Waukegan man is accused of fatally shooting a 33-year-old woman in the face as the victim's 9-year-old daughter looked on.
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's Medicaid chief to leave 'hardest' job

    CHICAGO — The director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services plans to resign Jan. 9 as part of the transition to Republican Gov ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 5:12 pm
  • Illinois extends medical marijuana experiment to children

    CHICAGO — Randy Gross hopes a new law allowing children into Illinois' medical marijuana program will reunite his family, nearly a year after his wife ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 5:12 pm
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